Eddy Punch Clock wrote:And all the others were about oil.
Still, they tried to disguise it as doing Gods work.
My thinking is that pretty well every war ever fought has been about some combination of money, land, and power, with a few more being about unpopular leaders trying to distract their uppity populations in order to hold onto power.
Unfortunately, those reasons don't tend to strike a chord with the "everyman," so excuses must be invented. Religion has been one of the most common excuses throughout the centuries, another common one being "they attacked us first," even if they didn't.
But please, don't confuse an excuse for a reason. That's one of the main barriers separating the ignorant from a true understanding of the world.
I've liked, but not loved Booth. He hasn't been as offensively visible as my rose-coloured glasses originally expected, but I attribute this mostly to his learning of a very complex system. He seems to be focusing most of his attention on picking up defensive assignments, rather than pushing the pace offensively. Personally, I'm mostly happy with this choice, and think his offensive game will pick up as he becomes more familiar with the system.